CFS urges public not to consume imported prepackaged pork jerky product suspected to contain sudan dyes

Issue Date 27.2.2024
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Pork jerky

Product Name and Description


Brand: 金安記 (Not available in English)

Place of origin: Taiwan

Net weight: 150 grams

Best-before date: 10 August, 2024 -  6 February, 2025


Reason For Issuing Alert

The CFS, through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notification from the Taiwan authority that the above-mentioned product might have used an ingredient which contained sudan dyes.

Sudan dyes are synthetic chemical dyes for industrial use. Under the Colouring Matter in Food Regulations (Cap. 132H), sudan dyes are not permitted in food.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted the retailer for follow-up. A preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned vendor had sold the affected batch of the product concerned.

For the sake of prudence, the above-mentioned vendor has stopped sales and removed from shelves the affected product, and has initiated a recall according to the CFS's instructions. The CFS has alerted the trade and will continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action. The CFS has also enhanced relevant surveillance and will closely monitor the latest developments in the Taiwan authority's recalls of incriminated food. An investigation is ongoing.

Advice to the Trade

The trade should stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the affected product if they have bought any.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2323 3028 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department